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Kent Stick Chair

Shortlist 2019

Kent Stick Chair

Designer: Matthew Hensby
University/college: Building Crafts College
Wood Supplier: South East Forestry and Tyler Hardwoods
Wood Species: English ash

Kent Stick Chair is a contemporary Windsor chair made from green ash selected from a coppiced woodland in Kent. Hensby’s ambition was to develop a contemporary chair from traditional processes. The chair was created using hand tools and embraces the textures made by the tools. The piece was assembled with moisture differential joinery, resulting in a chair that becomes tighter and stronger as the components dry around one another. The timber has been finished with an organic linseed oil paint.

Within the Student Designer category there are two cash prizes; £1,000 for Winner and £500 for People’s Choice. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place at 100% Design.